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Resources & Support on CSA

Date: Wednesday, 22nd Apr 2020 | Category: COVID-19

Safeguarding Support – Resources and helpline on child sexual abuse (CSA) 

The government wants to ensure that the public and professionals are aware of the resources and helplines they can access to help them prevent CSA. There is support available through the Lucy Faithfull Foundation, such as:  

  1. A confidential helpline (Stop It Now! – 0808 1000 900) for anyone who is concerned about their own behaviour or the behaviour of others – this can be accessed by any member of the public or by professionals who need advice on child sexual abuse risk whether they are concerned about the behaviour of an adult or someone under-18. There is also a secure messaging service available through
  1. Information and advice on child sexual abuse through their website:


This is aimed at:  

  1. those at risk of perpetrating child sexual abuse: to encourage them to recognise the impact of their behaviour and to seek help to change;
  1. family and friends concerned about an adult displaying worrying sexual thoughts or behaviour towards a child
  1. parents and carers concerned about a child or young person’s sexual behaviour
  1. professionals seeking advice on child sexual abuse offending or prevention


There are also resources available specifically for children, young people, parents and carers: 

  • The Child Exploitation and Online Protection Command Centre (CEOP) have just launched a campaign (#OnlineSafetyAtHome) promoting their resources on preventing all forms of online child sexual abuse; this includes resources for all age groups and for those concerned about sexting  –
  • There are resources for parents on the NSPCC website about online safety and all forms of  child sexual abuse


Guidance on Domestic Abuse and where to get help has also been updated –